Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) Smart speaker with Alexa
Amazon Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices, and more
Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) Smart speaker with Alexa
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Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) Smart speaker with Alexa Details
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and more. All you have to do is ask.
Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beam-forming technology so it can hear you from across the room - even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word, "Alexa", and Echo lights up and responds to your request.
"Alexa, what's the weather tomorrow?"
"Alexa. set a time for 10 minutes."
"Alexa, ask National Rail to check my commute."
"Alexa, re-order kitchen roll."
"Alexa, what's on my calendar today?"
"Alexa, play classical music for studying."
Voice-control your music
The 2nd generation Amazon Echo has a 2.5 inch downward-firing woofer and 0.6 inch tweeter powered by Dolby, delivering crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With Amazon Music, you can search by lyrics, time period or let Alexa pick the music for you.
"Alexa, play music in the office."
"Alexa, play pop songs from the 90s."
"Alesa, play that song that goes 'all you ned is love'."
"Alexa, play music everywhere"
Want to play music on an Echo in another room? Now with multi-room music, you can tell Alexa to play across your Echo devices—available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Tell Alexa to play jazz in the kitchen, top pop in the living room, or play the same song downstairs.
Voice-control your home
Use Amazon Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while reading in your favourite chair or dim the lights from the couch to watch a film—all without lifting a finger.
Echo works with lights, locks, switches, TVs, thermostats and more from Philips Hue, WeMo, TP-Link, Sony, Hive, Nest, Samsung SmartThings, Netatmo, Tado° and more.
Hands-free calling and messaging
With Amazon Echo, you can easily talk hands-free to anyone who has a supported Echo device or the Alexa App—no tapping or searching required. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with an Echo device or the Alexa App. Alexa calling and messaging is available at no additional cost—to get started download the latest version of the Alexa App on a smart phone with iOS 9.0 or higher, or Android 5.0 or higher, and verify your mobile number.
With the Drop In feature enabled for room-to-room calling, quickly connect with Echo devices in your home. Let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore or remind the kids to go to sleep—without having to raise your voice.
"Alexa, call Dad."
"Alexa, send a message to Andy."
"Alexa, drop in on the kitchen."
Far-field voice recognition
Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. The 2nd-generation Amazon Echo has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction—even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes.
When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word, “Alexa”, and Echo lights up and connects to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service recognises and responds to your request.
Echo has Skills
Amazon Echo has thousands of skills and counting. Skills add even more capabilities such as ordering a pizza from Domino's, requesting a ride from Uber, tracking your fitness with Fitbit, getting recipe suggestions from Recipedia, and more. To enable new skills, just ask Alexa.
New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa App.
Better with Prime
Echo is even better with Prime. Order millions of products using only your voice - all voice orders include fast, free shipping, and Alexa can even track your delivery for you.
Prime members can also use their Echo to stream over 2 million songs with Prime Music.
"Alexa, order coffee."
"Alexa, where's my stuff?"
"Alexa, play Amazon Music."
Always getting smarter
Alexa—the brain behind Amazon Echo—updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new functionality and skills. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences.
We’ve recently added Alexa calling and messaging, multi-room music and reminders, along with skills from third-party developers.
"Alexa, play music downstairs."
"Alexa, remind me to put out the recycling bin."